Custom Home Developer Oakland Township MI – Mazza Building & Development Company

Custom Home Developer Oakland Township MI – Mazza Building & Development Company (248) 625-3305

Custom Home Developer Oakland Township MIAre you looking for a custom home developer in Oakland Township MI or nearby areas? If so, call the top rated Oakland Township MI custom home developer – Mazza Building & Development Company at (248) 625-3305 today! Click here to see photos of our projects or Follow Us on Facebook!

Select Customized Housing Style

There may be a wealth of home design tips and ideas to consider, but not all are compatible. So keep focused when making customized housing design choices. Opt for one style. For instance, typical mansion, contemporary, southwestern, urban chic, Tuscan villa, French revival, Hollywood vogue, sophisticated, globally exotic, tranquil retreat, or simply comfortable. When harvesting custom home design tips and ideas, keep to one selected style, whether for a single room, select areas of your luxury custom home, or for the entire customized housing design. While new home floor plan trends include mixed styles throughout the house, one design per area will make luxury custom home design more harmonious.

Energy Efficient Home Design Tips and Ideas

When contemplating Oakland Township MI custom home design tips, be prudent. Invest in cost effective building solutions; energy efficient home design features like high-insulation products. Protective custom home construction shell materials, structural insulating panels, insulating concrete forms, and between wall foam insulation. Keeping heat and cold extremes outside, conditioned air inside; conserving energy and reducing utility bills. Homeowners who choose eco-friendly cost effective building solutions enjoy a better quality of life in their homes. With the peace of mind that environmentally responsible custom home development decisions were made. Ask energy efficient home design contractors and NAHB green building professionals for other cost effective building solutions and innovative custom home design tips. For an energy-saving eco custom home, and more resource conscious, and cost-efficient lifestyle.

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Custom Home Building Clarkston Michigan

Mazza Building and Development Company specializes in custom home building and renovations, as well as commercial construction and property development. From small home renovations to large-scale construction projects, Mazza Building & Development Company has you covered. 

While planning your project, the owner will listen to your specific needs and strive to fully understand your vision. Mazza Building and Development Company will not only fulfill your goals, but will also exceed them, and turn your dreams into a reality with outstanding craftsmanship, and cost-effective, reliable service.

Mazza Building & Development Company is focused on developing beautiful, eco-friendly homes that are built to last, with only the highest quality products and materials. The company is committed to upholding the principles that the owner wholeheartedly believes in, such as honesty, integrity, and pride. And with competitive pricing, you can rest assured knowing you have received the highest quality craftsmanship at the best possible price.

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Custom Home Builder Oakland Twp MI – Mazza Building & Development Company

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Are you ready to own a new home but haven’t been able to find one that’s your style or right for your family? Why not consider a custom home? Using a custom home builder has numerous advantages you may not have considered compared to buying a pre-existing home.

Advantages of building a custom home:

  • When building a custom home you have complete control over each aspect of your home.
  • Ultimately, you decide every product and feature in the house; therefore, you set the budget and work within it or choose to extend it.
  • As a custom home owner, you live in a one-of-a-kind home and can appreciate each of the design choices you made during the building process.
  • The functionality and craftsmanship of your home and its details is to your standards.

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custom home builder oakland township mi6 Reasons to Build a Custom Home

When in the market for a new home, there is a general assumption that the best financial option is to buy a preexisting home. It is true that building a custom home can have a relatively higher cost of entry, but when the lifetime costs of the home are broken down, the results can be quite astonishing.

Here are some factors to think about when weighing whether building a new home is the right fit for you.

1. Fully Custom

The obvious first place winner for building a custom home is that the buyer has input in every phase of the building process. This allows the builder to tailor the home specifically to the client’s needs and desires.

While this may at first seem like a cosmetic advantage, there is potential for significant financial savings here.

The chances of finding the exact house you are looking for already built and on the market are very slim. If you are interested in spending any substantial amount of time in the home, you will likely be quickly considering renovations. Renovating is a tricky process. It is all about finding the perfect middle ground between getting exactly what you want out of a room and being able to justify cost; the value it  adds to the house must justify the expense. Add to this the time spent finding and matching materials, finding reputable contractors and the time of actual work, these add-ons quickly add up.

2. Exactly what you want… and nothing you don’t

Many potential buyers don’t think about the fact that when buying an existing home, they may (and probably will be) stuck with extra space that they don’t want or need. But more importantly, they will be paying tax on it year after year.

Take into consideration a 6,000 square foot home in Preston Hollow valued at $1.8M (or $300/ft).  If that house has a typical 350 sf formal living room that will not be used, it costs the home owner roughly $105,000 at the time of purchase and an additional $2,500 per year in property taxes

This initial and annual added cost to a space that will go unused is one of the most powerful examples of why buying preexisting homes may not be the best bang for the buck.

3. Low Maintenance

Another distinct advantage to building a new home is just that, it is new. All of the materials, building methods, appliances, etc. are brand new and cutting edge.

This is not just for bragging rights, there are some pretty serious advantages here.

When buying an existing house, there is always the looming uncertainty of condition of the foundation, structural integrity, quality of materials originally used, etc. These uncertainties and risks can be bypassed by being involved in the process of selecting quality materials for the structure of the home. Again, this may cost more upfront, but by using these  high quality materials from the outset, those initial costs will be dramatically offset by long term maintenance costs.

Another advantage to building is the complete assurance that your home is being built in accordance to the most up to date safety codes.

Additionally, the appliances used will be new and still under warranty. No near-term need to replace refrigerators, ovens, washing and drying machines, or garage doors.

4. Energy Efficiency

Energy standards have changed dramatically even over the past two years. By building  a new home, you ensure that your house will be built with consideration and materials that will save you money every month.

It is very difficult to retrofit old homes to be more energy efficient. Even moderately dramatic work frequently yields less than ten percent annually in energy savings. Even these mild amendments to existing homes can cost you well into the thousands of dollars a job, factor in the number of these it would take to see even a 30-40 percent yield on energy savings, and the cost of buying pre-built really adds up.

There is also a Federal Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit to offset annual expenses. This credit allows for up to 30% of certain green building materials to be deducted from your taxes.

5. Modern Floor Plans

Home architecture has changed significantly over the past decade. Older floor plans seldom focused on family traffic through the house, leaving many older houses feeling like a collection of rooms rather than a family-oriented space. Segmented living areas and rooms are a thing of the past.

Building your house around “Great Rooms” allows your family’s kitchen, living, and dining spaces to come together in a design that enhances family interaction and contact. These spaces typically have many windows, filling them with natural light, warming and lighting the room during the day.

6. Tax Breaks

Building a home allows you to write off a substantial amount on your taxes. These financial benefits include the ability to deduct interest, points and property taxes paid while the home was being built. Persons building new homes are eligible for the first time homeowner tax deduction (with certain stipulations) up to $6500 dollars. Frank Daum, CEO of Stratford Financial Services notes, “Done right, there can be significant profit in building as well; otherwise spec builders wouldn’t be doing it.”

In the end, there are many variables at play, pros and cons on both sides of the aisle. Just remember, building new not only allows you to create your dream home, but can be done for a remarkably comparable price.


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What’s Hot in Birmingham MI Custom Home Building for 2016?

The rebounding new home market has fueled a change in attitudes about what we want from our homes when we build them from the ground up.

After enduring a real estate decline, as the market improves, we value our homes that much more. Most of us are thinking through the details of what we want in our homes with a greater sense of clarity about how we really live in our spaces. Our focus is much less on size and has instead turned toward making the most of every room.

The chef is on display. Kitchens are now designed for a crowd.
If all the hours you spend watching the Food Network have left you feeling like you’re a bourgeoning chef in need of a kitchen fit for one of television’s celebrated chefs, you’re not alone.

The more sumptuous the kitchen we see in that home magazine and the more educated we become about domestic skills – gourmet cooking being a favorite practice to take up – the more we desire the tools to support our developing abilities.

For kitchens, we want to go beyond the gas range and custom storage for all possible ingredients. Admit it. The serious home chef cooks, in part, to be seen cooking. So, a kitchen island with seating for one’s audience – whether the fans are family or guests – is a must. You’ll want top-notch lighting, too, to better see you and your edible creations.

Keep an eye out for trends from annual Idea Homes and Dream Homes from HGTV, Southern

The rise of the supremely outfitted home.

In 2015, we predict a distinct rise in supremely outfitted homes. Anne Robert, a London-based style maven at, calls this the “uber trend”.

“A home’s value will be measured on its ability to be as good, if not better, than relevant spaces out in the market,” says Roberts. “Ideally, you want a kitchen good enough for a chef; a gym equipped like your local gym; a bathroom that echoes a spa. You want your home office to be as well connected as you are at work.”

It’s all happening in the home gym.
Take the gym: innovations in home gyms have exploded in the past few years, with svelte new fitness equipment from manufacturers like TechnoGym leading the way.

For those of us who prefer to sweat and strain in private, a home gym is a must. No longer is this reserved for professional athletes and trainers. The well-equipped home gym is within reach for those of us who have a room to dedicate (or even part of a room, thanks to the latest modular fitness equipment).

We no longer have to worry about how our gym equipment will look sharing space in a home office, because sophisticated fitness machines designed specifically for home use are so beautiful that they outshine their commercial counterparts.

The TechnoGym Kinesis Personal Vision is a perfect example of gorgeous modern technology; when not in use, it folds up to disguise itself as a full-length mirror.

Time for a shower? Take it outdoors. In 2016, when you’re done working out, you may clean up indoors in a master bath that features a curbless and stall-less shower, a modern luxury like one you’d find in a European boutique hotel.

Or, if you really want to get out ahead of the trend, you’ll relax in an outdoor spa, like the Sundance Spas Select Series – an eco-friendly line that operates efficiently without forgoing the comfort-inducing features that the company’s hot tubs are known for.

Privacy is key for outdoor spas. Landscape designers have met this need by incorporating hedges, potted plants, seating and foot-friendly surfaces to walk on known as hardscape. None of this is an afterthought; landscapers are fashioning deliberate outdoor rooms that cater to the needs of home spa enthusiasts. Which leads us to…the outdoor shower.

The growing popularity of outdoor bathing is due to adaptations in product and landscape designs that establish privacy. “Our parents and grandparents didn’t think we’d ever see three bathrooms in a single family home,” says Robert. “But that’s expected now, and soon, outdoor bathrooms will be expected, too.”

Robert should know. She’s a regular at design-oriented trade shows that set trends for the international market, as well as for the U.S., so she is uniquely positioned to spot trends in home design as they’re on the ascent. What else does she see happening in our homes next year? Pick up your (smart) phone to find out.

Have your iPhone call my outdoor fireplace.
Now more than ever, gardens are outdoor living spaces. The trend for outdoor space to meet and merge with indoor space is here to stay.

If the intersection of indoors and outdoors is where the action is, it becomes clear that you do need an outdoor fireplace that you can control from your iPhone.

Not techie enough for you? Vondom’s Faz outdoor lounger, coming to market in 2013, features a moveable sun shade and built-in iPod-compatible audio system.

While you’re at it, have your smart phone call my house, too. The infusion of technology we’re seeing outdoors also applies to the whole house.

Now, due to major advancements in home automation technology, you can control your home by voice from anywhere. Just ask Siri, Apple’s automated assistant. She’ll explain the matter for you. Android phones and tablets like the iPad round out the tool kit we can increasingly use to call and control our homes from afar.

Wondering if you set your alarm when you left home today? Call your security system and tell it to activate. With systems like HAL (Home Automated Living), which works through your PC, you can also enjoy having your emails read aloud and the stock market checked for you.

In 2014, systems like these will become more fluid, allowing for an easy transition that’s inviting to those of us who weren’t early adopters in home automation. The ability of such systems to accurately monitor home energy usage will allow you to focus your conservation efforts based on real data.

Name that tune. And it’s not just your home’s lighting, cooling and security systems you can call and connect with. What’s that song you wanted to hear? Say it out loud, and your digital music center responds on command.

Want to hear Springsteen in the living room while your teenage daughter blasts Taylor Swift in her bedroom? Not a problem – the automated system can handle it. Want to cue up a video in your home’s movie database? Call home. Get the picture?

As you can see, it all starts with a phone call. In our article on home automation (see related articles, below) a top home automation expert notes wryly that we’re all walking around with a $600 remote control in our pocket all day long. It’s called a smart phone.

Green is mainstream.

Notice that we’re not calling out eco-friendly building and living as a separate trend?

That’s because green is now a given. Birmingham MI Custom Home Builders and homeowners alike have seen the benefits of an environmentally-conscious approach to development and lifestyle, so those improvements can be found as part and parcel to the trends noted in our coverage. source:

Call the top rated Birmingham MI Custom Home Builders at Mazza Building and Development Company today at (248) 625-3305 today!

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Building on a Budget

custom home builder oakland twp miMazza Building & Development Company has experience in building custom homes in Oakland Township, Michigan and surrounding areas. If you are thinking about building a custom home, call (248) 625-3305!

When building a custom home, the first question on every home buyer’s mind is “what will it cost?” However, the bottom line is that how much your home costs will be greatly influenced by what exactly you want in your home, how you want your home to look and the types of finishes that you want to have. So where should you spend your money when building a custom home?

The Kitchen:

While a  significant chunk of money goes into the kitchen, it is worth paying extra for amenities. When it comes to certain interior features, many buyers are willing to spend thousands of dollars above the price of the home to have them included. According to a USA today survey done in 2013, 55% of those who bought a home without a granite counter top said they would pay extra for it. Moreover, 69% of survey participants said they would spend more on a new home if it had new kitchen appliances. According to the results of the survey, it is worth it in the long run to spend a little extra for kitchen amenities.

However, for those on a tight budget, it might not be possible to install granite counters. For those that are short on money, it can be a good idea to cut costs on the finishes or trim in the home. Fixtures like faucets can always be replaced later and this can be an area to cut costs when building. When working a budget, it might be necessary to give up some of your wants to fulfill your needs.

The Family Room:

Oversize, don’t undersize, your family room.  Families tend to gather and spend time in the family room.  If you were to oversize any room, make this room a little larger than you think you need. For those that can’t afford a spacious family room, adding lighting to a family room can make it look larger. Here, it might be a good idea to skip buying hardwood floors and add a little extra square footage in the home.

The Master Bath:

This room is the owner’s retreat, a place to relax and unwind.  Upgrading your master bath’s size and finishes will be an important feature and provide a good investment return. For those on a tight budget, bigger bathroom tiles might be an easy way to add some wiggle room into the budget. Larger tiles create a luxury look with less maintenance.

Room Size:

Make sure your rooms are large enough to meet your needs.  It’s very expensive to come back later and add twelve or eighteen inches to a room because you’ve just realized it’s to small.  If you’re on a limited budget, it’s better to hold of on some of the finishes than cut down the size of your rooms. Finishes can be added later, and the cost may only be slightly higher than if you installed them during the initial construction process.

Design Service:

Working with a builder is an essential part of building a custom home. What you will pay the builder to build your house will be agreed upon between you and the builder and be something that you are both comfortable with and believe is fair. When hiring a builder, you should know exactly what the builder is earning and what is being done to earn that money. With Mazza Building & Development, not only will you enjoy an unique home, but you’ll save time and money. sources:,